The Breville Juice & Blend BJB840XL is part of the blender
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blender
models like the Juice & Blend BJB840XL are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Icy drinks (Smoothies):
Smoothness and thickness of non-alcholic pina coladas are determined using assorted size sieves. Blenders that do well for icy drinks also do well for smoothies.
Judgements on ease of cleaning and replacing blade; clarity of controls and jar markings; pouring ease; and jar balance, etc.
How well the blender pureed soup.
About This Brand
Breville is an Australian high-end brand offering upscale small appliances.
Features & Specs - Breville Juice & Blend BJB840XL
Glass jar Heavy and stable, can be put in the dishwasher, and don't get cloudy or stained.
Plastic jar Lighter and easier to handle than glass, but that makes them more likely to wobble or tip over.
Stainless-steel jar Stylish, sturdy, lighter than glass, and often dishwasher-safe, but you can't see the contents.
Removable blade A blade that can be removed makes cleaning easier.
Controls Indicates the type of controls the blender has.
Pulse Identifies that the blender has a pulse feature, which provides the user with greater control during use and prevents overblending.
- difficult to take apart & clean<br />- more difficult to put back together without seal leaking on next use<br />- many incidences of lost smoothie because seal failed<br />- chrome base rusts due to fruit-based juice leakage over time